Protein bars are everywhere these days, but have you ever heard of protein energy balls? And did you know that you can make them at home? They’re quick, easy, and if you make enough you can eat them during the week as healthy snacks or even share them with family and friends! Everyone needs protein in their lives to help build and repair muscles, bones, and even skin, so reach for some tasty sources during the day to support a healthy lifestyle 😉
Don’t be intimidated by the ingredients we’ve used in our recipe – with the exception of the protein powder, oats, and oil, you can replace everything else with things that you might like. Not a fan of nut butters? Try using dates instead – they’re sticky too so will help keep everything together. Maybe you can’t stand chia seeds – that’s fine! Think of other nuts and seeds you might like instead, like flax seeds, almonds, or pistachios.
This recipe is ready for you to make it your own, so get to it and let us know how you did in the comments 😊
- 2 scoops protein powder
- 1 cup quick oats
- ¾ cup natural nut butter (such as peanut butter or almond butter)
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- Optional: coconut flakes*
1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Pay attention to consistency – if it’s too sticky, add more oats or protein powder to help stabilize. If it’s not sticky enough to form into balls, add more nut butter.
2. Once you are happy with how the mixture feels form it into balls and place them in the fridge for an hour.
3. Happily serve 🙂.
*If you decide to add coconut flakes, coat a baking sheet with about 1 cup of flakes and use your hands to lightly roll protein balls on top until they are evenly covered.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
165 kcal / 7g protein / 9g carbs (with 3.5g of fibre) / 9g healthy fats
– Huda Amareh, MAHN, RD